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Kenya’s History of Election Violence Is Threatening to Repeat Itself

ANALYSIS   In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13th and are scheduled to run for two weeks. The primaries are “mini-polls” held by political parties to choose which candidates will vie for seats in the […]

Justice for Women Who Kill

Aminata* was only 17 years old when she was arrested for killing her former boyfriend eight years ago. She was sentenced to death for murder in November 2010 and feared each day she would be executed before her sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the government on Sierra Leone’s 50th Independence Day on 27 […]

America’s Drift Toward ‘Socialism’ Is Generational, But Also Educational

As a surprising number of Americans “feel the Bern” for a self-described “democratic socialist” candidate for president, even more shocking polls show Americans drifting toward socialism itself. In a YouGov survey last month, 42% of Democrats said they had a favorable view of socialism. In November, a New York Times/CBS CBS +1.40% News poll concluded […]

Gambia Political Crisis: What Happens Next?

A political crisis is growing in The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency after refusing to admit defeat in last month’s elections. With his term in office due to expire on Thursday, what happens next? What is the significance of the state of emergency? Mr Jammeh’s declaration of a state […]

Mourning for Whiteness

This is a serious project. All immigrants to the United States know (and knew) that if they want to become real, authentic Americans they must reduce their fealty to their native country and regard it as secondary, subordinate, in order to emphasize their whiteness. Unlike any nation in Europe, the United States holds whiteness as […]

Heroes And Zeroes From The Rio Olympics

Heroes And Zeroes From The Rio Olympics

We’d like to think the Olympics bring out the best in everyone, but, alas, we have more darts than laurels to pass out for the 2016 Rio Games. Everyone — get your game on for 2020! LAUREL: To a team the whole world could cheer for. The 10-member Refugee Olympic Team, comprising athletes who “have […]